Category Archives: Our Gear

The gear we have purchased to support our RV lifestyle.

TireTek Truck-Pro Dual Head Tire Pressure Gauge, Heavy Duty – 160 PSI

RV tires are a big deal. Take a look at any forum and you will see horror stories from people who have had blowouts. Making sure your RV tires are properly inflated is a must and doing this means you have to have a tire pressure gauge. It’s a snap to check tire pressure with this gauge. I confirmed we are at our desired pressure by having our coach weighed on the way home from our last trip and by looking up the recommended pressure for our load on the tire manufacturer’s tables.

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Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C

I have heard numerous stories on RV forums about protecting your RV from low/high voltage and surges. Since you never know what the state of the electrical connection is at a campground and, especially during the summer months where thunderstorms can pop up, we wanted to feel safe that these situations would not damage the appliances and electronics in our new coach. Our coach uses 50amp service, so if yours doesn’t, you will need to purchase the correct one for your RV.

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Camco 40631 EVO Premium Water Filter

Clean water should be everyone’s concern when they are using water in a campground. If you want to drink water from the faucet in your RV, I suggest purchasing a water filter. There are disposable models available that work for a certain amount of gallons and there are cartridge models available where the cartridge can be replaced when needed. We started with a disposable model and just recently purchased this cartridge model. The advantage of a cartridge model is that it will help sanitize your fresh water tank and the water lines in your RV. Check your owner’s manual. Ours tells us how much bleach to use for each gallon of water.

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On The Go OTG4-DBLSOFT-Portable 16,000 Grain RV Water Softener

I have heard about minerals like calcium that build up in the hot water heater of a RV over time. We deal with the same issue in our home with hard water, so we know the issues that water with lots of minerals can cause. I was a little skeptical about how effective a portable water softener would be, but after our first use during our stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground, I am a believer. Taking a shower was amazing with the soft water this unit gave us. To recharge it takes only two regular sized boxes of table salt. It really is an amazing product.

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